Senior Vice President
Director, Trade Show
(MCLEAN, Va. – August 7, 2013) The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today announced that the show floor of the co-located PROCESS EXPO and International Dairy Show has exceeded 300,000 net square feet and continues to grow. To date, 700+ exhibitors have signed up to exhibit between the two events taking place November 3-6, 2013 in Chicago's McCormick Place.
"The supplier community has wholeheartedly embraced this co-location with the International Dairy Show as it further strengthens the overall PROCESS EXPO event as an important destination for manufacturing solutions for the food and beverage industry," said David Seckman, president and CEO of FPSA. "The excitement of this co-location is also shared by our attendee base. Registrations are ahead of the pace from our last show and we have quadrupled the number of VIP buying companies that have committed to bringing teams to this year's event."
“The International Dairy Show exhibit size has already exceeded our 2011 show and continues to gain momentum,” said Neil Moran, senior vice President of IDFA. “The added value of the co-location, larger pavilions, more networking and the move back to Chicago have been great for all of our stakeholders. We are delighted to host several of our member company buying teams at the show looking for everything from new ingredients and flavors to distribution solutions.”
Exhibit space sales for both the International Dairy Show and PROCESS EXPO is ongoing. For information regarding PROCESS EXPO, visit www.myprocessexpo.com; to reserve space, contact FPSA Sales Director Grace Cular Yee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information regarding the International Dairy Show, visit www.dairyshow.com; to reserve space, contact International Dairy Show Sales Executive Katherine Madison at email@example.com.
The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) is a global trade association serving suppliers in the food and beverage industries. The Association's programs and services support member’s success by providing assistance in marketing their products and services, overall improvement in key business practices and many opportunities to network among industry colleagues. Programs and services to achieve these objectives include PROCESS EXPO (industry leading trade show), electronic media marketing, education, market intelligence, research, and advocation of critical industry issues such as food safety, sanitary design of equipment, and global trade. FPSA members are organized in vertical industry councils which focus on specific needs and concerns that are unique to each industry sector. FPSA councils currently represent the Bakery, Beverage, Dairy, Prepared Foods and Meat sectors.
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies representing a $125-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States.